Football: Cologne have to pay €60k in compensation to Arsenal for Emirates ruckus

Arsenal's German defender Per Mertesacker (2nd left) vies with FC Cologne's Colombian striker Jhon Andres Cordoba Copete (left) and FC Cologne's German midfielder Marco Hoger during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Arsenal and FC
Arsenal's German defender Per Mertesacker (2nd left) vies with FC Cologne's Colombian striker Jhon Andres Cordoba Copete (left) and FC Cologne's German midfielder Marco Hoger during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Arsenal and FC Cologne at The Emirates Stadium in London on Sept 14, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - German Bundesliga club Cologne have been ordered to pay compensation to Arsenal over damage caused by their supporters during their Europa League match in London last month, Uefa said on Monday (Oct 30).

European football's ruling body imposed a one-match away supporter travel ban, suspended for two years, on Cologne in the event of further disturbances and fined them €60,000 (S$95,225) over the behaviour of their fans at the Emirates.

Cologne were issued with 3,000 tickets, but about 20,000 of their supporters descended on the stadium, delaying the kick-off by an hour.

Elsewhere, Portuguese club Braga have been hit with a partial stadium closure for their next Europa League home match against Hoffenheim.

Uefa's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body found the club guilty of racist behaviour and improper conduct of officials during the 2-0 home defeat by Ludogorets this month.

Braga were also fined €15,000 for a late kick-off infringement and their manager Abel Ferreira will serve a touchline ban when they visit Ludogorets on Thursday (Oct 2).